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Eagerly awaited Samsung GALAXY S4 finally hits Hong Kong stores

 

Samsung GALAXY S4 brings your whole world together

making life richer, simpler and fuller

 

Hong Kong, 18 April 2013 – Samsung Electronics is proud to introduce Hong Kong to the much-anticipated Samsung GALAXY S4, the next generation handset that is designed to bring people together and enrich everyday life.

 

The Samsung GALAXY S4 will will go on sale starting on April 27th in Hong Kong. The suggested retail price is HK$5,898.

 

 

“The GALAXY S4 brings people together, makes everyday living better and sets the standard in mobile innovation” said JK Shin, CEO and Head of IT & Mobile Communications Division at Samsung. “We really appreciate the praises we’ve received from global consumers and are excited to be able to bring the people of Hong Kong such an eagerly awaited handset.”

 

“The new GALAXY S4 redefines the way a user and a mobile phone interact through touchless features,” Yiyin Zhao, Product marketing Director of Samsung Electronics said. “This phone does not only have the world’s first full HD SUPER AMOLED screen that delivers superb viewing quality, its new impressive camera hardware also offers consumers countless of photographic options. As a flagship product, we are extremely proud to say that this phone allows for the ultimate communication experience as users can access high quality voice and video chat at the same time along with an ultimate Live TV & VOD experience. This is truly a product that encompasses a multi-tasking experience that brings your entire world together on single device.”

 

Following the product unveiling at the Unpacked in New York, Samsung will be taking the GALAXY S4 on a World Tour to the major global cities. The World Tour will give local fans the chance to experience the new handset first-hand and hear exciting news happening in their own region.

 

The April 18th Hong Kong Station GALAXY S4 Launch will also be available for live streaming at Grand Century Place at Mong Kok, as well as on Youtube. Feel free to join us at Grand Century Place and experience first-hand what the newest GALAXY S4 feels like (Experience Zone will be available until April 21st).

 

You may also relive the highlights of the Hong Kong Station Press Release at http://www.youtube.com/SamsungHongKong

 

1) About Samsung GALAXY S4

 

Meaningful Moments – Gives Greater Enjoyment

An enriched life is one filled with meaningful moments and the GALAXY S4 captures those special times and allows users to share them with friends and family. The GALAXY S4 has the world’s first Full HD SUPER AMOLED display to showcase images at their very best. Its 5-inch large screen has 441ppi for stunning viewing quality.

 

Equipped with a 13 megapixel rear camera, the GALAXY S4 enables users to take pictures in several exciting different ways. ‘Dual Shot’ allows simultaneous picture-taking of both front and rear cameras. Users can choose from a variety of frame effects which blend the two pictures naturally as well as outstanding shooting modes. ‘Drama Shot’ enables users to see all the action in one continuous time-lapse image. ‘Sound & Shot’ stores sound and voice in unison as the picture is taken so those special moments are captured in the truest form imaginable. In addition, ‘Animated Photo’ allows users to take a series of shots, and pick one part of the photo to move while the others stay still.

 

True Connections – Brings People Together

Samsung GALAXY S4 understands the value of relationships, enabling true connections with friends and family regardless of where you are; this is more than a personal device that can be enjoyed by one user, it allows us to easily share and experience many of life’s pleasures together with loved ones.

 

‘Group Play’ enables users to enjoy music, photos, documents and games with those around them without requiring a Wi-Fi AP or cellular signal. Users can connect directly with others to share, play and co-create content and entertainment instantly. With ‘Share Music’ they can have the same song playing on multiple phones in sync to create the best party atmosphere.

 

Effortless Experience – Makes Things More Convenient

Smart enough to detect your face, voice and motions to enable screen control with no need for finger touch activation, GALAXY S4 delivers effortless tasking, making life easier and hassle-free.

 

‘Air Gesture’ allows users to, for example, change the music track they are listening to with a wave of their hand. ‘Air View’ will preview photos and emails by hovering over the screen with your finger. ‘Samsung Smart Pause’ enables you to control the screen by where you look. When you are watching a video, the video pauses when you look away then it starts right up again when you are back.

 

Empowered Living – Takes Care Of Your Health and Quality of Life

The GALAXY S4 empowers your life by keeping you up-to-date with health and wellbeing information using the new ‘S Health’ software. The combination of sensors built within the device systematically and automatically monitors your health, food, exercise, sleep and so much more to help improve your quality of life and help you stay fit and healthy.

 

As well as monitoring, its ‘Samsung Adapt Display’ provides an optimal viewing experience, customized for each type of application, and ‘Samsung Adapt Sound’ offers an optimal level and type of sound, personalized for each user, to further make the most out of life.

 

 

2) About the Content & Services

 

‘Samsung Hub’ is an integrated multimedia platform that offers games, books, learning content and videos. Users can now access four brand new service contents – Samsung Books, Samsung Learning, Samsung Video and Samsung Games – on a single Samsung Hub interface, making it more convenient for users to access materials they like. In addition, Samsung Hub features an integrated search – when you browse a keyword, the results will show related content from all of the four services at once. From a single Samsung Account, users can browse through a variety of content across services as well as purchase and manage content easily. Always seeking to provide a unique and fun experience for users, Samsung will also be introducing various promotional events on a regular basis.

 

‘Samsung WatchON’ is Samsung’s ultimate live TV & VOD experience service, aimed at providing a faster and easier way to watch live TV programs and on demand video content while using a mobile device. One of the unique features of Samsung WatchON is that it can transform the GALAXY S4 into a universal remote control, allowing users to search for live TV programs through a guide and then view those selections on their connected Samsung SMART TVs. Samsung WatchON also provides multi-screen capabilities, recommendations, one-stop search functionality, and social sharing functionality.

 

‘Samsung Apps’ has been updated with a new appearance and has debuted on the new GALAXY S4. Serving as a one-stop application store, users can now browse and download Samsung exclusive applications and common applications on Google Play through Samsung Apps at once. The brand new Widget function also keeps you up to date with the latest and trendiest apps at ease. Other than Samsung exclusive applications and introducing various promotional events on a regular basis, Samsung Apps will be around the clock to pamper you with exclusive dining, shopping and entertainment discounts for a more fashionable experience.

 

‘ChatON’ for GALAXY S4 offers a holistic communication experience by combining fun and creative text messaging with a high quality mVoIP/Video chat service. You can enjoy high quality video and voice chat with up to two friends on a Wi-Fi and mobile network. Video chat now also supports “Cartoon View” mode where you could add animated emoticons and symbols onto your face. “Share Screen” feature enables you to share each other’s phone screen without having to share through downloads and uploads. In addition, to enjoy a diversified and interesting chat experience, users can now download and personalize your ChatON notification ringtone for free.

 

ChatON has a wide collection of anicons and chat room backgrounds available for download for free, for example: Mickey Mouse & Friends, Winnie the Pooh & Friends, Moomin, Tuzki, and Pucca, etc, allowing you to express your mood at the moment vividly.

 

Samsung Apps Featured Services and Applications

Samsung GALAXY S4 users can enjoy more featured services than other Android device users. Samsung users can now install exclusive applications on Samsung Apps store to enhance your smart and digital lifestyle. GALAXY S4’s featured services and exclusive Samsung Apps include:

 

    • - SOLITON S: SOLITON S is pre-loaded onto the new GALAXY S4. Users can now enjoy over 1.5 million Chinese, Western, Japanese and Korean songs, keeping you up to date with the latest albums and your personalized song list. SOLITON is a cross music platform that allows users to use a single user account to enjoy and keep their music in sync across their smartphones, computers and Samsung Smart TV. The newly upgraded Widget feature and search categorization enables users to easily browse for the latest plugs, newest album, music billboard, different music genre, lifestyle and festive songs in just one click. Samsung users who subscribe to SOLITON music service will receive an extra month for free (Valued at HK$49).

 

  • - ALLMAG S: A platform that hosts a large amount of Asian Chinese magazines and comic books, such as East Touch, yes!!, East Weekly, Fashion & Beauty, PC Market, GAME STATION, and Crayon Shin-chan etc. With a single monthly fee, you can enjoy unlimited downloads of all books and magazines, and Samsung Apps users are entitled to an exclusive first month free trial (Valued at HK$31)!

 

In addition, the latest and hottest apps are available for download on Samsung Apps, users can now extend the functions of Samsung GALAXY and achieve endless possibilities.

 

Diverse Accessories Fulfilling Customer Needs

Samsung GALAXY S4 has a variety of accessories for users to choose from based on their needs:

Product

Photo

Color

Description

Suggested Retail Price

Availability

Flip Cover

White, Black, Pink, Green, Light Blue, Orange and Yellow

 

Flip Cover provides additional protection for your screen against smudges, cracks and dirt.

HK$198

Now

S-View Cover

White, Black, Pink, Green, Light Blue, Orange and Yellow

S View cover with front display window for you easily to check the notification

HK$258

To be announced

Pouch

Camel

Leather pouch holds your GALAXY S4. It is made of soft leather which protects your phone.

HK$238

Now

Protective Cover +

Capri Blue, White, Pink, Dark Blue, Green

Youth style case protects Galaxy S4 well.

HK$118

To be announced

Extra Battery Kit

White

Extra battery kit to charge your spare battery.

HK$499

To be announced

Battery (2,600mA)

 

Black

Extra large capacity gives you extra long standby time

HK$299

To be announced

S Charger Pad

White

Enjoy wireless charging everywhere with S charger cover.

HK$429

To be announced

S Charger Cover

White

By using the S charger cover and S charger pad, you can enjoy wireless charging everywhere.

HK$329

To be announced

HDTV Adapter (11pin)

White

With the HDTV Adapter, you can output to large screen TV through the HDMI adapter.

HK$269

Now

Headset

White

By using the earphone, you can enjoy music and movies

HK$209

To be announced

HRM Band

Black

A chestband for monitoring your real-time heartbeat.

HK$499

To be announced

 

SAMSUNG GALAXY S4 Product Specifications:

Network^

2.5G (GSM/ GPRS/ EDGE): 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz

3G (HSPA+ 42Mbps): 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz

4G (LTE Cat 3 100/50Mbps) : up to 6 different band sets(Dependent on market)

Display

5 inch Full HD SUPER AMOLED (1920 x 1080) display, 441 ppi

AP

1.9 GHz Quad-Core Processor / Dual Quad-Core:1.6 GHz + 1.2GHz

The selection of AP will be differed by markets.

OS

Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)

Camera

Main(Rear): 13 Mega pixel Auto Focus camera with Flash & Zero Shutter Lag, BIS

Sub (Front): 2 Mega pixel camera, Full HD recording @30fps with Zero Shutter Lag, BIS

Video

Codec: MPEG4, H.264, H.263, DivX, DivX3.11, VC-1, VP8, WMV7/8, Sorenson Spark, HEVC

Recording & Playback: Full HD (1080p)

Audio

Codec: MP3, AMR-NB/WB, AAC/AAC+/eAAC+, WMA, OGG, FLAC, AC-3, apt-X

Camera

Features

Dual Camera: Dual Shot / Dual Recording/ Dual Video Call

Drama Shot, Sound & Shot, Animated Photo, Eraser, Night, Best Photo, Best Face,

Beauty Face, HDR (High Dynamic Range), Panorama, Sports

Additional Features

Group Play: Share Music, Share Picture, Share Document, Play Games

Story Album, S Translator, Optical Reader

Samsung Smart Scroll, Samsung Smart Pause, Air Gesture, Air View,

Samsung Hub, ChatON (Voice/Video Call, Share screen, 3-way calling

S Travel (Trip Advisor), S Voice™ Drive, S Health

Samsung Adapt Display, Samsung Adapt Sound

Auto adjust touch sensitivity (Glove friendly)

Safety Assistance, Samsung Link, Screen Mirroring

Samsung KNOX (B2B only)

Google Mobile Services

Google Search, Google Maps, Gmail, Google Latitude

Google Play Store, Google Plus, YouTube, Google Talk,

Google Places, Google Navigation, Google Downloads, Voice Search

Availability of Google Play Books, Play Movies, Play Music, Play Magazine varies by region

Connectivity

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (HT80)

GPS / GLONASSD

NFC, Bluetooth® 4.0 (LE)

IR LED (Remote Control), MHL 2.0

Sensor

Accelerometer, RGB light, Geomagnetic, Proximity, Gyro, Barometer

Temperature & Humidity, Gesture

Memory

16 GB User memory + microSD slot (up to 64GB)

2GB RAM

Dimension

136.6 x 69.8 x 7.9 mm, 130g

Battery

2,600 mAh

Color+

Black Mist/ White Frost

DGPS/A-GPS connection is subject to local network and data services and network providers may charge additional service fees. Additionally, connection times can be affected by external factors, such as surrounding environment, weather, etc

^ Subject to local network, data and messaging services.

▲ Actual available memory for end user usage may vary due to phone pre-configuration

+ Colors are available for reference only; for details, please contact staffs in store.

 

Notice:

  • - All functionality, features, specifications and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice or obligation. Samsung reserves the right to make changes to this document and the products described herein, at any time, without any obligation on Samsung to provide notification of such changes.
  • - Android, Google, Android Beam, Google Search, Google Maps, Gmail, Google Latitude, Google Play, Google Plus. YouTube, Google Talk, Google Places, Google Navigation, Google Downloads are trademarks of Google Inc.
  • - Samsung GALAXY S4 uses Corning’s new Gorilla® Glass 3 with Native Damage Resistance™. This cover glass, Corning’s newest formulation, enables improved damage and scratch resistance and reduced scratch visibility.
  • - Blurb, the global creative publishing platform, partners with Samsung to power worldwide book and magazine print production and fulfillment within the GALAXY S4’s new Story Album application. Users of Story Album will now be able to automatically create professional quality print photo books and magazines quickly and seamlessly from their camera phone images.

 

For more detailed information, please visit www.samsungmobilepress.com and www.samsung.com, or contact Samsung customer service hotline at (852) 3698 4698.

 

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in technology, opening new possibilities for people everywhere. Through relentless innovation and discovery, we are transforming the worlds of televisions, smartphones, personal computers, printers, cameras, home appliances, LTE systems, medical devices, semiconductors and LED solutions. We employ 236,000 people across 79 countries with annual sales of US$187.8 billion. To discover more, please visit www.samsung.com.